Meeting of the Minds Conference


The annual Meeting of the Minds Conference is hosted each spring (usually in April) by one of the fifteen ACC member schools.  It represents an opportunity for outstanding undergraduate students from each of the ACC universities to present their research and creative projects, to network with faculty and undergraduates from across the ACC, and to sharpen their presentation skills. Each of the ACC universities selects approximately six students to travel to and participate in the M.o.M. Conference.

The conference is designed to showcase undergraduate research and creative work from across the disciplines, presented through posters, performances, exhibits, or oral presentations.

Applications for the 2024 ACC Meeting of the Minds (M.O.M.) Conference, April 5-7, 2024 at the University of Notre Dame are now open

Student application and Mentor Recommendation due: January 18, 2024

The 18th annual conference will feature 5 students from each of the ACC universities presenting their research and creative projects in both oral and poster presentations. The conference is planned to be held in person; student participants will travel as a group with SOURCE staff to South Bend, IN for the conference. All travel, lodging, and meal expenses will be funded for student presenters.

The SOURCE will provide practice presentation sessions in March; all selected students are expected to participate in these sessions.

Note on team projects: if a team wishes to submit a project for presentation, only 1 student will attend the conference to represent the team.

Application components:

  • Project title and abstract
  • 2 brief essays describing the research/creative work and your goals, including how presentation at the conference will help you achieve your goals
  • Preferred presentation format (oral or poster presentation)
  • Faculty mentor recommendation (should be submitted by the application deadline)